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Marian consecration is a battle cry against Satan

Marian consecration is a battle cry against Satan

By Barb Ernster – The centennial year of Fatima placed a spotlight on one of the key messages of Our Lady, “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” Parishes, dioceses, organizations and thousands of people across the country responded to

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The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

By Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – The request of Our Lady for the First Saturdays was not a new devotion. Its practice began 25 years earlier and continued to develop until Our Lady and Our Lord defined its purpose at Fatima. In 1892, Pope Leo XIII

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Final message at Fatima: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore”

Final message at Fatima: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore”

by Donal Anthony Foley – The sixth and final apparition at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917 was a very climactic ending to a six-month period that transformed the little village into one of the most visited places on earth. Besides the great miracle of the

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Witness to the Miracle of the Sun

Witness to the Miracle of the Sun

By Alice Reis Israel – Fatima has a special place in my heart because of my father, Dominic Reis. His birthday was May 13 and he was 17 years old at the time of the apparitions. He was at the Cova da Iria in Fatima

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The Power of Our Lady of the Rosary

The Power of Our Lady of the Rosary

by Donal Anthony Foley – One of the most important aspects of the Fatima Message was the way in which Our Lady focused particularly on the Rosary. At each of her six apparitions she emphatically asked for it to be said daily, and in May,

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St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

by Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello – As we consider the promulgation of the message of Fatima these past hundred years, it is good to review the various aspects that have developed in the last century. Among the many blessings that came out of the apparitions

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“I will cure some but not others” – the spiritual meaning of the September apparition

“I will cure some but not others” – the spiritual meaning of the September apparition

By Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR Among the things Our Lady mentioned in her September apparition to the children was a reference to healings of the sick and infirm. When Lucia asked the Blessed Mother to heal certain persons, Our Lady answered, “I will cure some

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Our Lady revealed October miracle could have been greater

Our Lady revealed October miracle could have been greater

Our Lady revealed October miracle could have been greater

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Open or publish? A question on the third part of the secret of Fatima

Open or publish? A question on the third part of the secret of Fatima

By Kevin J. Symonds, MA In the year 1960, there was a general expectation that the third part of the secret of Fátima was going to be opened, read and published. When this expectation was not met, there was general disappointment. Recent information, however, has

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A Facebook question – a book full of answers

A Facebook question – a book full of answers

By Barb Ernster – Christopher Sparks, 30, asked Facebook friends to finish the question: How can you still be Catholic when…? He quickly got all the questions he needed for his book, “How Can You Still be Catholic? 50 Answers to a Good Question” (Marian

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